Lenoir woman charged in man’s death

bhenderson@charlotteobserver.comDecember 28, 2013 

Caldwell County sheriff’s deputies have charged a Lenoir woman with murder in the death of a 20-year-old man.

The shooting happened Thursday at 1122 Tara Place in Lenoir. Investigators said Dylan Joseph Short of Hudson was found dead at the scene.

Nancy Benge Austin, 57, of that address was charged with murder, the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said. Austin was jailed without bond and has a first court appearance on Monday.

Deputies would not release a motive for the incident or the connection between Short and Austin as they continue to investigate. WSOC reported that Short was the boyfriend of Austin’s daughter.

Henderson: 704-358-5051; Twitter: @bhender

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